Went to York last night and it was a surprisingly good show. The old bugger still has what it takes. Vocally well We know what to expect.. No miracles there.. Musically excellent, Would have benefited from someone else on percussion.
Good selection of songs, Particularly enjoyed Up To Me, Wondering again, Change of Horses, Poet & Painter brick excerpt and Budapest. The arrangements of Aqualung & Loco breath worked very well too. Ian seems more relaxed these days which helps.
I would still like to know if Tull are finished and its all IA band from now on??.
Post by knobbythegreek on Sept 21, 2011 12:50:30 GMT
I so agree. I am not a fan as long as you but brought up on my father's recordings and treated to listening to Tull by my friends I feel that the show does not bring out the best in the music. Too much thrashing on guitar and not subtleness like Martin produces. I cannot fault his professionism but not an easy companion to Ian and Tull style. Thank you to person who spoke of the storms on my islands, they pass but much damage. My friends managed to arrive and I will meet up with them tonight.Looking forward to more music and news of Tull.
Ian Anderson - Sunday 11 September 2011 Camberley Theatre - Surrey
A sold out Camberley Theatre saw Ian Anderson with band comprising John O'hara (accordion, keyboards,) Florian Opahle (guitar) and Natalie Holt (viola) perform a mix of acoustic Tull classics and solo numbers by Florian and Natalie. The intimacy of this smaller venue (with ample leg room) afforded a great view and good atmosphere. Mr Anderson was in fine form, showing just what a supreme talent he is - great music and anecdotal entertainment. For the solo numbers Florian performed Andantino and Bach's Toccata and Fugue both superbly delivered and Natalie sang a beautiful rendition of Nightingale. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening - catch this tour if you can. Look forward to Thick as a Brick gig next year.
John and Trish.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
From the Salisbury Journal, Thursday 10th November 2011
Anderson cathedral gig
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performing at Salisbury City Hall in 2007.
“IT gives me a warm glow to know I am doing something for this beautiful building. I want to do this concert to help preserve Salisbury Cathedral for future generations and to see people within the community supporting something,” he explains.
Anderson has performed benefit gigs in various parts of the world. “Though I am not a Christian, I am somewhere between a deist and a pantheist, I do not have a problem supporting the Anglican church. I am also performing in Catholic churches in Northern Italy.
“It is a sign of being more at ease with the festival of Christmas and its relationship with Christianity and the more secular world of sharing with a variety of cultures. Christmas is a very inclusive affair. It is for everyone.”
Anderson, who lives in Wiltshire, has visited Salisbury Cathedral as a tourist and aware of the vagaries of the acoustics in the building, hopes that by using the PA system creatively, he can distribute the music as widely as possible across the building.
“The trick is managing the PA for some delay. That way the music appears to come from different places,” he says.
The repertoire for the concert ,being held on Friday, December 16, will include a lot of Jethro Tull music as Anderson explains: “While the music is not directly Christmas music, I think it is seasonal, being strong on melody and harmony. I shall be using my usual band, so there will be the five of us and there may be a special guest or two. We will have a prayer in the programme and one or two readings. These will be by special guests.” Last year Anderson raised £25,000 for cathedral and church charities with his string of concerts, something he hopes to repeat this year.
The Dean of Salisbury, the Very Reverend June Osborne said: “We are very grateful to Ian for thinking of us and bringing his Christmas concert here, and in the real spirit of Christmas, giving his time and talents to support our beautiful medieval cathedral. We are known for our choral and classical music events, but Ian’s performance will show off what a great venue Salisbury Cathedral is for other styles of music.”
steelmonkey: Thank You for interview and interview sharing. Very Cool.
Apr 21, 2020 2:31:28 GMT
futureshock: Hello again! I hope everyone is staying healthy and applying their newfound isolation-affected times and circumstances to beneficial activities so that years from now we can all tell younger generations how we survived this ordeal smartly as best possible!
May 6, 2020 20:01:02 GMT
nonrabbit: Hello Futureshock! Great to hear from you. Hope you're staying healthy too....a metre apart from any other human (animal?) that tries to cross you path. I'm a librarian in a public library and we've asking people to make a diary of their experiences.....
May 8, 2020 19:20:30 GMT
nonrabbit: in lockdown so that the next generation/s will get detailed answers when they say " What did you do in the Covid lockdown Granda/ Granny"...."Well Sonny, I bought a hell of a lot of toilet paper" Stay safe Futureshock and see you here soon!!
May 8, 2020 19:23:09 GMT
botanicman: IA did an interview with Dan Rather where he revealed publicly that he has COPD.
May 12, 2020 20:39:28 GMT
chester: Do any of you [my fellow JT Forum members] miss watching live sporting events on TV, because of the virus, as much as I do?
May 14, 2020 19:49:33 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss reading about the Golden State Warriors and St Pauli in the second Bundesliga. I keep an eye on the baseball 'A's and the Brazil team, Botoafogo. My EPL Team is Tot Spurs and I take the time to hate two teams :HSV in Germany and Man United.
May 14, 2020 20:44:37 GMT
maddogfagin: Miss the sport on tv especially the football and now that summer is upon us the cricket. I fear that things will take a year or two to get back to how it was before all this shenanigans.
May 15, 2020 6:04:06 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss some watching and reading about sports but not enough to suddenly get interested in the Belarus Football League or Taiwanese baseball. Fans are going pretty far for a fix.
May 16, 2020 20:03:25 GMT
chester: I don't watch very much BUNDESLIGA, but it has returned after two months, with NO FANS allowed in the stadiums. I am starting to follow UFC mixed martial arts, which has returned as well.
May 17, 2020 1:02:36 GMT
tullmatrix: Is there some way to still get the Passion Play complete midi? I pasted the link into my browser and got a message that i was forbidden.
May 17, 2020 23:23:50 GMT
botanicman: Chester, The Plague has made me realize how little I actually do care about sports. I might not spend the time to watch when they do return!
May 19, 2020 11:48:30 GMT
pbinlostangeles: For us in So Cal, first time since 1974 no Long Beach Grand Prix and - apparently - no Indy 500. At least not on Memorial Day. Hopefully, they'll get this virus crud figured out before the start of MotoGP season
May 19, 2020 20:15:30 GMT
chester: NASCAR has restarted it's 2020 season but, like German soccer, to empty grandstands. I think catching a virus is low on the list of dangers that can befall a racing car driver.
May 20, 2020 0:18:21 GMT
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT